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House Decorating and Painting; 88 Illus (Paperback) Loot Price: R456 Discovery Miles 4 560
House Decorating and Painting; 88 Illus (Paperback): William Norman Brown
House Decorating and Painting; 88 Illus (Paperback): William Norman Brown

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House Decorating and Painting; 88 Illus (Paperback)

William Norman Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...artistic circles is generally termed white veined marble by the English mason and decorator, and sometimes black and white marble. The veins are, as I have mentioned, black and grey. The latter can be put in while the ground is wet, and carefully blended. The black are painted in with a pencil when the work is quite dry. Some decorators put in the grey veins with a marbling crayon while the ground is wet, and carefully blend and soften them. Italian Marble.--This is a bold effective variety, well suited for columns and pilasters which divide panels from each other. The ground, or rather principal colour, is buff. This may be made of white lead and Oxford ochre, with just a suspicion of vermilion, well ground in boiled oil. In another pot should be prepared some burnt sienna ground fine in boiled oil. Each pot will require a separate brush. The buff brush is then taken, and the colour dabbed freely on the work at irregular intervals and in irregularly shaped patches. The more these differ from each other both in shape and size the better. Next take the burnt sienna brush and lay this colour in the spaces intervening between the buff. Then, while the surface is still wet, take the badger's-hair softener and blend the edges together as delicately as possible until the entire surface of the work is covered. When the work is dry draw a few fine veins with a camel-hair pencil in pure white, and a few of the same kind intersecting them with the burnt sienna and soften them with the softener. Sienna Marble.--This is the finest of the Italian yellow marbles, and has always been a favourite with architects, and is therefore very commonly imitated. Irregular veins and varied patches characterise this marble. The ground may be of Oxford ochre and white lead. For the ma...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: William Norman Brown
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-26811-9
Barcode: 9781130268119
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-26811-X

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